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Wall Street Women Heading to Silicon Valley Could Narrow Gap

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Is Ruth Porat Going to `Blue Chipize’ Google?

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Ruth Porat shows how Wall Street could help Silicon Valley solve its woman problem.

When Google Inc. tapped the 28-year Morgan Stanley veteran as its new chief financial officer, Porat became not only the latest from Wall Street to migrate to the technology industry but also the highest-ranking woman at the world’s largest Web search provider. Other tech companies need financial expertise and would benefit from an infusion of female talent as they face criticism about the lack of diversity in leadership ranks.